7 Elements to Add for a Perfect Contact Page!

7 Elements You Should Add to Your Blog's Contact Page

Hi everyone! Welcome to the second post of the Blogging 101 series. Last time I talked about creating a perfect About page for your blog. This time let’s talk about creating a perfect Contact page.

But before getting into the details about what to actually include, let’s get to a real question. Many of you will ask, is it really important to have a Contact page?

The answer is: Yes and no.

Really, it depends on what’s your requirement and how you want to take your blog further. For me, basically, the goal is to give a platform to my readers and viewers to ask any questions, to collaborators to collaborate and affiliates to contact me for their programs (though I have rejected all the affiliates till date ๐Ÿ˜› ).

I have found many bloggers having a single page for About and Contact, which seems okay to me, but I prefer having the separate pages. The reason is simple- your About page is much more about you where your main focus is telling about yourself and your blog, whereas your Contact page is much like providing others a platform to contact you (more like a business kind of platform?). Both the pages serve a different purpose so I prefer them to be separate, though a few of the information included in both the pages can be overlapping and that’s totally okay!

Remember, the major goal of your Contact page is: To make it easy for others to get in touch with you!

Now, the question is what elements should you include on your contact page to make it relatable? This number really varies but for me, there are 7 elements which make it good enough. So, let’s see what are those elements!



7 Elements to Add to your blog’s Contact page


#1 A Warm Welcome

This is really a simple thing to include and believe me, this would really make your visitors more comfortable and welcomed. A simple starting line like “Hi there” can really have a good effect on the person reading your page and I don’t think that can ever go wrong. Also, make sure to thank them for visiting your blog and encourage them to do the same in future too.


#2 A Profile Photo

I have already discussed the importance of having your photo on your blog. Now, many of you could disagree with me. If you check my Contact page, even I don’t have my photo on that page. But I have a reason for that. I have right sidebar activated on my blog and there I have an “About Me” section with my photo. So now, adding a photo on my Contact page too seems like repeating the same and thus doesn’t make any sense. But if your layout is full-width or doesn’t contain your photo in the sidebar, then you should probably consider to include a photo on your page.

Having a photo doesn’t mean that you NEED to have your own picture. Some people use stock photos and that is perfectly okay. The key point is to have a photo that fits right with your blog and represents YOU.ย  The photo should be welcoming and as I said in my first point, should make the people at ease.I am not sure about everyone, but I certainly feel more connected and welcomed if I see a happy, smiling face on someone’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚


#3 The things you want to be contacted for

By this time, you should be clear about what you actually want from your contact page. In other words, why or when you want to be contacted. This section should be a brief one stating that point clearly. As of me, I have mentioned that I am open to guest posts, and question and collaborations. Also, I have stated clearly that DON’T use this page for review requests, as I have specifically another page for that purpose. But truth is, many people still send their review requests from this page only. Yes, having clearly written anything doesn’t guarantee for its correct implementation. Though there are 70% people who would contact you in right way, there would always be 30% of those you simply don’t care how they are doing it. So we will just ignore that kind for the while.

So yes, clearly state on your Contact page the things for which you are open to whether it is a guest post or affiliate requests or collaboration. This makes it easy for the people contacting you to understand that whether you would accept their requests or not and it saves time for both of you.


#4 Expected Response Time

This point is more appropriate for the bloggers who are into some kind of business, but for bloggers like us (mainly book bloggers), we can just simply put a statement to tell how soon can we revert back in case we have any queries. I have simply included “as soon as possible” because I am not always checking my mails because of my regular job. But yes I try to reply as soon as possible. So, it really depends on you what response time you want to mention. It can simply be ASAP or “within 24 hours” and so.


#5 Contact Form

A contact form is just a simple form for your visitors to fill out in case they want to ask anything or want to collaborate. Having a contact form makes it easier for you to differentiate the contact emails from rest of the mails. Also, it is much easier for the people to contact you by just filling up a form.

But keep in mind, that your form should be a brief one. No one wants to fill up a form having 10s of fields. Include only those fields which are actually necessary for you.


#6 Your Email Address
You can’t argue about having your email address on your contact page, can you? But yes, you can definitely argue what is the point of including the contact form if you are anyway going to include your email address? Actually, the purpose of both the things is almost same. It is just the way of organization and preference.

Sometimes filling up a contact form doesn’t seem appropriate especially if you know the person already. In that case, you would prefer to directly mail the person. But for the person who is mailing for the collaborations and all, I would say Contact forms are the more suitable way.


#7 Social Media Links

I believe that you should not leave any opportunity to mention your social media links as your visitors will always miss them at one place or another. Sometimes, people prefer to be more personal if they know you already and like to directly contact you on the social media.

Including the social media, links can really be helpful for you in many ways. Sometimes people can just stumble upon your blog and in that process could follow you on the different platforms. There are always some authors/publishers and readers who want to ask you questions directly on your social media handles as it is a quicker way for them to contact you and get the answers.


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As I said earlier, it really depends on you if you want a separate contact page or not. The contact page would include just your email and form most of the times, so it is easy to integrate it with your About page. I personally prefer to have a separate one as I think of my about page as more personal one and the contact page as a professional one.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure that in the end, it should be clear and easy for your readers to contact you.



7 Elements to Add for a Perfect Contact Page!



Let's Chat

Do you agree with me on all the above points?

How many of these things did you have on your own contact page?

Do you prefer a single page for both about and contact or separate pages?

Any additional point that I missed here and you would like to see on Contact pages?

Did you enjoy this post?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚ It really encourages me to write these posts.


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  1. Shruti

    Another awesome post, Sim! I think itโ€™s time for me to take another look at my Contact page and add the things youโ€™ve mentioned. xD I just have a form right now. ๐Ÿ˜

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      Thank you so much Shruti ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad you liked it! Well, if your page has only the contact form then I guess you should definitely update it ๐Ÿ˜€

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      I got your point. Thatโ€™s what I said that it totally depends upon your requirements ๐Ÿ˜Š But I am glad you moved to wordpress, lol ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  2. JJ @ This Dark Material

    I agree completely Simant! My contact page has most, but maybe not all of your suggestions too. And I’ve definitely found that there will always be those who don’t follow directions, no matter how clearly you lay them out ๐Ÿ˜‚ Great post!

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  3. Marie

    This is such a lovely and helpful post! I have sort of a “work with me” page, that lists out all of my requirements when it comes to contacting me, what I’m looking for and so on, and my “contact me” page kind of just is my email address and asking people to check out my policies and work with me page before, so now I feel like I’m being a bit messy here ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ll have to re-think about all of this for sure.
    I have an about me page that’s more personal, a work with me page that’s more professional and that contact me page, just… for people looking for an email directly, haha. So I feel a bit messy after reading this ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you for the wonderful advice!
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      Haha thanks Marie ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yeah I guess Work with Me page can be considered as a contact page itself because the purpose is same for both..
      I donโ€™t want to influence you but this seems like a good idea to do ๐Ÿ˜œ

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      Thank you Fanna ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeah I guess it is always good to give our readers a clear idea about what we want from them. In this way, it saves a lot of tome for both the parties ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I am glad you loved it โค๏ธ

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  5. Caro @ bookcheshirecat

    Oh wow I never really thought about expanding my contact page and actually working on it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Now I’m glad that I read your post, because it really made me want to improve my own contact page and add a few things, because as of right now my page is a bit empty.
    Thank you for your well-written post of advice! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Thanks Caro ๐Ÿ˜Š I am glad you liked it! Well, it IS one of the important pages of our blog and I feel everyone should focus on it.

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